200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL
$30/night – Open year-round
Length of stay: 4 days
Month visited: May
Hookup: Full / 30amp
We found ourselves at Oak Mountain somewhat by accident. We had a week’s time to drive from Charlotte, NC to Dallas (for work) and Oak Mountain was just about in the middle so we thought we’d check it out for a few days.
The stuff RVers want to know …
Proximity to main roads?
The road into the park is just off I65 – which you need to follow for about 1 mile to the entrance. The campground area of the park is another couple miles past the gate. Not ideal for an overnight – quite ideal for a vacation spot.
Easy in / Easy out?
There are a lot of big trees to negotiate, but it’s doable & worth it! Some sites are better than others for big rigs – we drove in then walked around for a while to choose one that worked for us.
Open & spacious between sites. Fairly level with mostly gravel for RV & vehicle parking. Grass surrounds the sites which have a picnic table and fire-pit.
Yes – if you can choose your site. Our satellite is on the roof, so we look for sites without full tree coverage. If yours is a manual (moveable) set up, you should be able to find a spot for it.
Our Experience …
We took in as much as we could and we’ll definitely visit again one day!
Boat Rental – Just a short drive to the marina from the campground. We rented a canoe and opted for the all day rental vs. hourly fee which was definitely the way to go. We enjoyed exploring the lake and found we were able to pull the canoe up at a little “beach” that sits at the base of the campground (across the lake from the marina). We walked up to our campsite – loaded up a picnic basket – and headed back out on the water.
The road to the boat ramp looks a little scary, but it’s safe to cross (thankfully!) And the view of the lake along the way is really pretty.
Golf & Hiking – There’s a nice golf course you’ll see on the way into the campground. There are also tons of trails! We hiked a few including one that leads up to a waterfall – which wasn’t exactly spectacular, possibly due to time of year & lack of rain – the walk up was nice, so we enjoyed it!
Our time was limited, but there are over 50 miles of trails at the park and mountain biking is also a big favorite.
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FUN FACT! Alabama was home to the world’s first Electric Trolley System – which was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.